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What is a good moveset for Corsola?

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It has the ability Natural Cure (I hate Hustle.) It knows:

Earth Power: Complements higher Sp. Attack, good power, high accuracy, chance to lower Sp. Def, used to deal with Electric types.

Ice Beam: Good power, high accuracy, chance to freeze, used to deal with Grass and Ground types.

Light Screen: Used to increase Sp. Def.

Power Gem: Decent power, high accuracy, STAB.

Corsola learnset

asked Jul 20, 2010 by trachy
edited Jul 1, 2011 by DarkTyphlosion
Corsola (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Natural Cure
EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Rest
- Boil Over
- Power Gem
- Earth Power

3 Answers

2 votes

Even with Earth Power, I wouldn't send this poor Sea critter out against an Electric-type. Lose Earth Power for Surf, seeing as its the only reliable STAB, and with Corsola's terrible Speed stat, it's not like it'll get to move before most Electric-types, anyway. It'll be outsped by everything, and just picked off with a STAB Thunderbolt.

Also, Corsala's Special Defense is good enough to do with Light Screen. Recover would be more useful, in the long run. Most opponents you will will face will go down to Ice Beam just as easily as Power Gem, so replace Power Gem with something for survival, such as Aqua Ring.

Now just put Leftovers on it, and you've a Pokemon BUILT to survive against the toughest of opponents (That cannot 0HKO it).

answered Jul 20, 2010 by ~-~WILL~-~
what if you use it with a trick room team?
0 votes

Gen V

Corsola (F) @ Life Orb

Trait: Regenerator

EVs: 128 Def / 252 SAtk / 128 SDef

Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)

  • Recover
  • Ice Beam
  • Scald
  • Reflect
answered Jun 29, 2011 by trachy
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This thing cannot be taken seriously in any sort of competitive play. At all. Sure, it gets a few good moves, and has decent abilities, but other than that, this thing is laughable at best. The only advantage this thing gets from it's typing is that it takes neutral damage from Steel and Water, and resists Fire, Flying, and Ice. But with a 4x weakness to Grass, and is weak to Electric, Fighting, and Ground, it can never last in RU and UU, let alone OU. This guy's only hope to be taken sort of seriously is that it either gets an evolution so it can be in Little Cup, and get usage of the Eviolite item, which increases the Defense and Special Defense of a Pokémon by 50% or 1.5%. And the only way it can be taken sort of seriously in the NU meta is to be a support Pokémon. This is my suggested spread.

Corsola @ Leftovers
Ability: Regenerator
EVs: 252 HP / 4 Atk / 252 SpD
Careful Nature
- Stealth Rock
- Toxic
- Sucker Punch
- Rock Blast

Leftovers is pretty obvious, recover some HP each turn. Regenerator is to get some more health back when you switch out. You could also run Natural Cure, but I prefer Regenerator. You could also run psychically defensive, but the recommended set from Pokemon Showdown is for it to be specially defensive.

Stealth Rock is for extra damage on the enemy each time they switch in a Pokémon onto the field. Though beware rapid spinners such as Excadrill, and Defoggers like Skarmory.

Toxic is for even more extra damage each turn on the opponent, wittle them down more by more while you get Lefties recovery.

Sucker Punch is to get a last ditch hit on the opponent before fainting, and with 80BP, it will be sure to do at least some damage.

And Rock Blast is for a STAB move that can break sturdies and focus sashes.

answered Aug 4 by Froggyboy